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Official podcast for climate heroes from Citizens\' Climate Lobby. We\'re creating the political will for a livable world.

    CCL Training: March Lobby Days w/ Dr. Danny Richter on Primary and Supporting Asks

    CCL Training: March Lobby Days w/ Dr. Danny Richter on Primary and Supporting Asks

    As your team prepares for your March Lobby Days, join us for a training with CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs, Dr. Danny Richter, who will review the details of CCL's primary ask and provide updates regarding our legislative strategy.
    Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):(0:00) Introduction & Agenda(2:42) Congressional Context(11:19) Primary Asks(26:31) Supporting Asks(33:27) Closing ThoughtsQ&A Discussion (separate link: https://youtu.be/OAh7x8qtSmc)
    Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/march-primary-asks Training Page on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185 Primary Asks: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/237 Supporting Asks:  https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/240 

    • 36 min
    CCR Ep 57 Bob Inglis - The Tide is Rising

    CCR Ep 57 Bob Inglis - The Tide is Rising

    Citizens Climate Education encourages bipartisan support for climate solutions. While people on the Left, Right, and in the Middle might disagree on many issues, Climate Change is one that can bring us together. But this is not always easy to do. It requires listening deeply to others who hold views on issues and policies that differ from my own. 
    Climate advocates are wondering: In a time of tense partisan divisions, how can I learn to listen to someone from a different political party? How might I identify shared values and common ground?  In this episode of Citizens Climate Radio we will get some practice in listening. We will hear from the political the right and the left.
    Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before and he served a pair of six-year terms (1993-98, 2005-10). In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. In the fall of 2014, E&EI rebranded to become republicEn.org. republicEn.org is an online grassroots community of over 10,000 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change. 
    Bob shares some of his own journey about how he got into the climate work, and he tells us about the lessons he learned in reaching out to fellow conservatives. He also reveals to us his thoughts and feelings about the January 6th storming of the US Capitol by supporters of then President Donald Trump.  
    The Art House
    In the Art House we feature song leaders Annie Patterson and Peter Blood. They are liberal Quakers in New England who have been leading singing for over 30 years. They talk about the songs that motivate and inspire climate advocates. Some are protest songs and others are beautiful ballads. They discuss the role of music in social movements as they offer up their own tiny desk concert. 
    Annie and Peterson are the creators of the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again Song Books. These songbooks take on social justice issues like racism, poverty, inequality, and sexism. See them in action on the Rise Up and Sing YouTube channel. 
    You can hear standalone version of The Art House at Artists and Climate Change. 
    Good News Report
    We partnered with Yale Climate Connections to bring us good news out of Hammond, Indiana. After a coal-fired power plant shut down in 2012, the city had to figure out what to do with the site while also replacing the lost tax revenue the plant closure created. They came up with a creative solution. 
    If you have good news to share, leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 
    Dig Deeper                                                                      
    Dan Kahan’s cultural cognition shows why climate-splaining is a fail
    Remembering George Shultz: George Shultz: “Climate is changing,” and we need more action. Former secretary of state — and former MIT professor — urges progress on multiple fronts. MIT News 2014
    Cultural Cognition Project
    EcoRight Speaks Podcast, a project of republicEN
    Bipartisanship improves public opinion of legislators & policy by Flannery Winchester, CCL Blog
    Emma’s Revolution: Our House is on Fire
    We always welcome your thoughts, questions, suggestions, and recommendations for the show. Leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org  
    You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, Google Play, PlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @

    • 30 min
    CCL Training: Understanding Updates to Canada's Carbon Fee & Dividend Policy

    CCL Training: Understanding Updates to Canada's Carbon Fee & Dividend Policy

    Join Clean Prosperity's Michael Bernstein (Executive Director) and CCL's International Outreach Manager Cathy Orlando and for a training that will update attendees on helping understand the emerging updates to Canada's carbon fee & dividend policy.
    Skip ahead to the following section(s):(5:21) Summary of federal and provincial carbon pricing policies(15:18) Federal carbon tax and rebates(21:57) Large industrial emitters scheme(23:51) Carbon price increases under new federal climate plan(28:37) Projections of emissions reductions under new price ramp(31:08) Border carbon adjustmentsQ&A Discussion (https://vimeo.com/514675775)
    Clean Prosperity: https://cleanprosperity.ca/ Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/canada-cfd-updates CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/382 

    • 35 min
    Diane Randall | Citizens' Climate Lobby | February 2021 Monthly Meeting

    Diane Randall | Citizens' Climate Lobby | February 2021 Monthly Meeting

    CCL works closely with a number of organizations that support carbon pricing. One of those is the Friends Committee on National Legislation, which encourages and supports members to engage with lawmakers on peace and justice issues. Joining us is Diane Randall, General Secretary of FCNL, who leads their staff to educate and lobby for policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL's General Committee. Diane has led FCNL’s program expansion, including adding lobbyists and new programs to engage grassroots citizens, young adults and more Quakers to lobby for peace, justice and a sustainable planet.
    Skip ahead to the following sections:(0:00) Introductions(2:43) Conversation with Diane Randall(17:00) Questions From Attendees(27:40) Tribute to Sec. Shultz(32:29) February's Monthly Actions(36:50) Sen. Coons Message
    Helpful Links: Friends Committee on National Legislation: https://www.fcnl.org/ FCNL’s Resource on Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change: https://www.fcnl.org/issues/environment-energy/carbon-pricing-solution-climate-change Feb. Monthly Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet CCL Blog: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/for-ccl-the-earth-moved-when-george-shultz-endorsed-carbon-fee-and-dividend/ Sign up for upcoming Regional Conferences: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ccl-regional-conferences/ CCL's February Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/511759503 

    • 40 min
    CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce Training

    CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce Training

    Given the recent major policy shift by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in support of market-based approaches to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions that may include a carbon tax, Kyle Kammien CCL Senior Business Relations Representative and Greg Hamra CCL Miami Group Leader, and LEED for All Creator provide a training to help you prepare for your own chamber outreach.  Join to learn how to leverage these connections (including a local Chamber of Commerce Press Release Template (English/Spanish .docx) with your own member of Congress and community. 
    Skip ahead to the following section(s):
    (0:00) Intro & Agenda
    (2:38) Background & What Are Chambers?
    (4:06) The Chamber's Updated Position on Climate Change
    (9:04) How Do I Engage My Chapter?
    (13:18) What Should I Ask My Chamber?
    (16:48) Press Release & Messaging Recommendations
    (20:00) Additional Support Resources
    Helpful Resources:
    The updated recording has been archived as well in the Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce training page.
    This Training's Presentation Slides
    Sample Local Outreach Presentation (Tompkins County, NY)
    Local Chamber Outreach Emails Discussion (NC Asheville)
    Grasstops Engagement Action Team
    Business Climate Leaders Action Team

    • 25 min
    CCL Training: Deepening Resilient Leadership Workshop

    CCL Training: Deepening Resilient Leadership Workshop

    Join CCL's Education & Resilience Coordinator, Tamara Staton, for an interactive workshop on climate leadership, where she explores with you the power of resilience and create time & opportunity to explore your own roadmap to resilience.Climate advocacy can be grueling work, exacerbated by political conditions, societal upheaval and natural disasters. Resilience is an important component of restoring and maintaining the mental health, vitality and organizational energy of our volunteers and staff. In other words, building resilience can help each and all of us realize our dream of creating a livable world.  We all know that this is the long game. When we are more able to bounce forward from life’s challenges, success is more available for us all.
    Skip ahead to the following section(s):
    (0:00) Intro & Agenda
    (4:42) Resilience & Why It Matters
    (11:13) Resilient Leadership Framework
    (13:59) Empowering Leadership
    (27:56) Deepening Resilience
    (33:20) Roadmap To Resilience
    Helpful Links:
    CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/deepening-resilient-leadership
    Resilience Hub: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/resilience-hub
    Resilience Building Action Team: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/972 

    • 45 min

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